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Concept Sketch: Darryl Briggs by Cryptcrawler Concept Sketch: Darryl Briggs by Cryptcrawler
So I decided to go ahead and take advantage of a few days off while waiting for sketch approvals from a client and crank out some more character development work for the graphic novel.


Since the characters in the more recent pre-production stuff seemed to feel more developed I figured I should definitely go back and flesh our Darryl ( the main character) some more - and im glad I did!
I really enjoyed working on this one because it allowed me to get into Darryl's head and psychology a little more, in addition to making some hard decisions about his age, profession and attitude.
Instead of him being a CID agent ive decided to make him an FBI agent since they have broader federal powers at thier disposal and from what im understanding through my research - have a little more clout within law enforcement agencies.
Ive also decided to make him about 45 years old for a variety of reasons, none of which I can really give away aside from wanting him to come across as being wiser, warmer and fitting the "haunted veteran" character role a little tighter.

I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for coming by and showing interest in my art and leaving comments, it means a lot to me.

Stay tuned for more!

UPDATED 5/26/10 - relit and corrected some scaling/lighting issues
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you got the traits of this character spot on; he's hard but not an ass, he's human, he's mortal, he's old and experienced, a person who has been there and one can see it in the eyes.

This is an excellent piece of art and one I am proud of coming across - I have no idea how far this has got, but I hope its gone somewhere.

Excellent sir.
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muffincheese Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
When and where can I purchase this graphic novel? Every one of these concept sketches could easily be a framed piece of art on a wall...
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teutelquessir Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
He reminds me a little bit of Dennis Haysbert. I love the skin color and textures. The expression really comes through as that of a mature man who has seen (and possibly done) terrible things. Beautiful work!
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BRIAR-SPIKE Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite one! Beautiful
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Sanchiko Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Probably you one of the best artists I ever seen :psychotic:
Awsome
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TheSmilingPsycho Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
tony todd mixed with denzel
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Quivin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the skin texture, it looks just how it should, and denotes just the right level of aging.
Everything else is spot on as well.
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Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I appreciate it, thanks!
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thinsoldier Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
"Are you in good hands?"
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Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Im always in good hands
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